Beckham lurks, but Man Utd have Argentinian star as alternative to Fernandes

Date published: Saturday 11th January 2020 3:45 - Matthew Briggs

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Manchester United have an exciting Argentinian midfielder on their list of targets, according to a report.

United are understood to be in hot pursuit of Bruno Fernandes, according to numerous sources in Portugal and at home with Sporting officials believed to be in the U.K. and holding talks with United officials.

However, beIN SPORT report that Tottenham are rivalling United’s interest in the player and Jose Mourinho has made an offer for the goalscoring midfielder.

United as you would expect have other targets up their sleeve should a move for the €70m-rated Fernandes not materialise this month. And according to AS Argentina via Sport Witness, one of those is Agustin Almendra.

The Boca Juniors midfielder is believed to be on a list of midfield targets, although the source claim no contact has been made with the player.

 

 

The 19-year-old has scored one goals from six appearances this season and is highly rated and has already caught the eye of David Beckham’s side Inter Miami.

According to journalist and producer Cesar Luis Merlo of TyC Sports, Inter Miami are set to make a formal offer to Boca Juniors for Almendra amid interest from Napoli, Roma and Valencia.

The midfielder reportedly has a release clause of $30million, although Argentinian media believe the player could leave Boca for something between $15–20million.

Former United defender Rio Ferdinand, earlier this month, suggested the Argentinian should be a target for United.

 

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